Nicolae Miu Wiki
Nicolae Miu Biography
Who is Nicolae Miu ?
Nicolae Miu is identified in jail records as the man accused of stabbing a 17-year-old to death and injuring four other people who were boating on the Wisconsin Apple River, a popular tourist activity in northwestern Wisconsin.
Authorities have not released Miu’s name as a suspect. However, jail records indicate that he is 52 years old (the suspect’s age), his arrest date is July 30, 2022, and the charges are consistent with the incident. On Facebook, Miu, who went by the name Nick Miu, wrote posts in support of gun control, sharing one that read: “Guns don’t kill people, people kill people.” His profile picture is the American flag.
Miu is charged with one count of first-degree intentional homicide, four counts of mutilation, and four counts of aggravated assault with intent to cause great bodily harm. He lives in Prior Lake, Minnesota, according to online records. Heavy contacted the St. Croix County Jail to obtain the public record mugshot of Nicolae Miu, and jail officials said it would be released via a press release. Authorities previously confirmed the suspect is from Minnesota.
Authorities have not disclosed the motive, but the aunt of some of the victims wrote on Nick Miu’s Facebook page that they were trying to protect Miu’s younger children.
You stabbed my two nephews and their two friends for trying to protect the younger children you chased. I hope you rot in jail!” she wrote.
Miu, Miu “works at Ritchie,” went to Robbinsdale Armstrong Senior High, studied mechanical engineering at South Dakota State University, lives in Prior Lake, Minnesota, and is from Bloomington, Minnesota. He is married.
He works as a design engineer, according to a cache of an old LinkedIn page. However, another LinkedIn page says that he works “warranty tech support” for Ritchie and has worked there for 16 years.
The suspect was with a group of six to eight people, and the victims were in another group. The sheriff said authorities want to interview about 15-20 people. Authorities aren’t sure what started the incident.
“We located five people who were suffering from stab wounds,” Knudson said. Four people were taken to a hospital. One person passed away. The four surviving victims are three men and one woman. The sheriff didn’t have the hometowns on him.
The tubing area is located in Somerset, Wisconsin. Knudson called it “chaotic, terrifying. I’m sure anyone who witnessed this will never forget it. It is a tragedy and I feel very bad for the families.”
According to Travel Wisconsin, “The Apple River is a 77.5-mile-long tributary of the St. Croix River. Outfitters in and around Somerset provide rentals and transportation for this popular tubing river. The first half of the trip offers a relaxed family float. The last half features a wild rapids area for the daring and a side walkway for the less adventurous.”
The suspect left the scene after the stabbings, the sheriff said. It took a while for authorities to get “upstream,” the sheriff said, adding that the stabbings occurred near the Sunrise Bridge next to “old Sunrise Park.”
The deputies arrived and, with the help of other people and “tubers”, began to administer rescue and evacuation measures for people. People suffered a “range of knife wounds,” he said.
The surviving victims are in their early 20s. A perimeter was established and mutual aid was requested, the sheriff said. Authorities located the suspect with the help of witnesses and he was taken into custody without incident.
The victims suffered injuries to the torso and body. Authorities are searching the area for the knife. The sheriff said someone had taken a photo of the suspect. Knudson said it has been perhaps 15 years since a stabbing occurred in the area. “I don’t know what to do with it,” he said.
“It’s best for me not to speculate what the turning point was today,” Knudson said.
The suspect was not previously known to authorities. One victim was “walking injured,” but all of the victims have critical injuries, the sheriff said.
In a written statement, the St. Croix County Sheriff’s Department said:
People expressed shock in the Sheriff’s Department comment thread.
“This is very rare for our area here. There has to be more to this story. Lowering the apple doesn’t have to be, and it’s usually not dangerous. Good job to all for putting an end to the madness, but let’s not let this be a continuing trend in our beautiful town,” one woman wrote.
Another woman wrote: “My son was there, luckily she responded immediately. He was already gone when the incident occurred. Until I heard his voice, he was in a nightmare. My heart is breaking for the family of the deceased.”